camping is full.
There will be measuring at the South
Derbyshire DAC has been granted Championship
agility status for Large dogs for 2016.
of 2015, Agility Results will cease to operate.
Due to the high
level of support, DRAT is unable to offer any Pay on the Day
at their August show.
Good luck to Agility Team
GB at the European Open Championships.
The NE Dog Festival Agility Show has extended the closing date to 31
There will be
measuring at The Agility Club show as well as Dog Vegas August show.
West Lakes camping is now full.
Team GB has announced a three year partnership with Gencon.
There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it.
The Animal Health Co Classic
As ever, size was everything at the
Heat 6 of Animal Health Co. Classic and, once again, one of the smaller
dogs on the circuit beat all comers.
We are seeing a growing trend
that the ladies feature far more than the gentlemen in the top 5 at each
heat. Is it numbers or ability?
Some 160 partnerships
stepped up to the Challenge, set by judge by Ian Stowers - and the
rising stars of Agility really shone. The Final,
judged by Paul Moore, will take place
on Sunday, 27th
September 2015 at the Malvern Autumn Show.
Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup
All in all the Final of the 4th Height
Jumping Cup was a fantastic day! Huge congratulations to all the wonderful
finalists for getting there and for showing the public how brilliantly these
dogs can perform. Judge's report and results available to read. Also see
Pic of the Week.
Brillo International Bounce
Congratulations to all
those Small and Medium dogs that have qualified so far for the 2015 Final to be held on Saturday, 19
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris
and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize
Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a
So Jump & Twist Pairs
Following 10 exciting heats held at shows across the country, the final of The Just
So Jump & Twist pairs took place at Tag Summer Show in Uttoxeter.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct, using the
This is a free to rescue organisations and private
DogBooksOnline have recently started selling the Wicked Hound Recurve
Sports Collar on their website.
This collar was designed by a vet and top agility competitor in
Australia, specifically for performance dogs.
Guess the number of sweeties
in the jar to help send a member of Team GB to the European Open and
Thus far £80 has been raised far
for the Hare 'n Hounds defibrillator.
Weaver's long-awaited follow up to
Knowledge Equals Speed! will be available at the end of June. To Run or
Not to Run reveals everything you need to know about contacts!
Relief is selling cakes, jams and preserves at Otley and Weardale to
dig a well in Zambia.
Help Julia Eady and a team from Active
Agility raise money for Pet Blood Bank.
Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill
your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar?
the details and we will post them for you.
Doughty Agility Training (Worcs)
Folly Agility (Warks)
Prestbury Park (Glos)
Events added in the last two weeks.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
We are always looking for ways to
grow and improve Agilitynet for your benefit. Here are some things we've
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Not only is Joanne
addicted to agility but she's started collecting doodles (poodle
crosses). Now she is standing for NE area rep and has taken the time
to reflect on hos agility has changed her life.
M & M Show
& M Winter Series, set up by sisters Moria Bowden and Maddie
Greenwood, is a cross between an agility show for beginners and the
Great British Bake Off.
Agility has played a big part in
Deborah Noon's life, but now she has considerable concern about the
appropriate jump height for her rescue dogs.
for A Thought
Take a moment to think
what agility is all about. Here is a compilation of comments and
observations from agility people.
How lucky are we to have such
a great hobby.
Is the pole picker becoming
an extinct species?
from an Agility Dog
More texts ... this time from an
inexperienced agility dog, thanks to Sue Jones. Based on October
Jones' funny - and sometimes bizarre - book of passive-aggressive
messages between to himself and his dog. If a bulldog can text, so can an agility dog. LOL.
Whether you call them Staffords or
Staffies, there are more and more of these fast and fearless
dogs being successful in agility.
A Guide to Surviving Your First Show
for anyone starting out on their agility competition adventure.
Thanks to Cornwall AC for sharing it. We all have to start
No, it's not a
spring flower. It's a sudden, searing pain in your foot which could
keep you out for a season or more if you don't treat it correctly.
Soraya Porter and her podiatrist Jo Coates explain what it is, how
to treat it and how to avoid it.
Lone Wolf Professional
Coaching Services is looking for someone who can use social media tools
and create mail shots to generate sales and build a database for the
Stallard's G7 dog Gandies Wee Nuissance fell asleep at the vet and has
gone to Rainbow Bridge. He was only eight years old so it was not expected and
he was still winning many comps.
Agility was the great love of Bilbo’s life. He was a rescue dog from
Battersea and Ann Del-Pizzo's dearest friend and companion.
There are now 441 members of the Senior Agility League. Go for it,
golden-agers! (Like teen-agers...slower but smarter!)
If you are 55 or older and young at heart,
you are eligible to take part in the 2015 Senior Agility League.
There is now a link to the League Points (under the masthead) so
you can start adding
your points any time.
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show
secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the
Latest judges to join:-
Connor Harley - updated
Jacqui & Kelsey Wood
Aileen Watson - updated
Faye (Taylor) Nemeth
Do Medical Conditions Influence Dog Behaviour?
To what extent do medical conditions influence
the behaviour of the domestic dogs? asks Sarah Gardner in her university
dissertation. Thank you to everyone who completed her questionnaire
which enabled this work.
Tenth Pole Syndrome
If you dog keeps popping out of the 10th pole of the weaves, here is an
article which you might find helpful, from American agility guru Linda
with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where
better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language?
Learn to recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with
this article by
behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.
wrote this article for the Dig It DTC blog. It's all about those common dog training
questions that we've all heard like... Are dogs wolves?
Positive Reward Trainingidents of
abusive behaviour in the name of training at shows.
Recent years have seen dramatic changes in how we train our
dogs. Modern, positive means of training requires getting rid of the old ways of dominance,
force based methods. Mike Afia is concerned that recently he has seen too many inc
How can we help you find that elusive item you been desperately
Try a free 'want' ad. You might be lucky
There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The
number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.
List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own.
If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one
up. They're good fun.
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have
been published. Congratulations to the winners!
Gun Dog Agility League
Terrier Breeds Agility League
They may have short
legs but they can still shift.
STB Agility League is open to any Terrier breed or X originating from Scotland e.g.
Cairns, Scotties, Westies, Dandy Dimonts, Skyes, etc. New members welcome.
Bull Terrier Agiity League
Well done to all those clever Staffords that took part in the STB league
he Agility Terrier League 2015 is now open for
new members. It is open to all terriers and their crosses. There are great prizes on
offer for each grade winner and there is an annual final you could qualify for.
Agility Terrier League
& Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer
running, she decided to set up a new one.
kindly reviewed the
iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie
and Poppy. What fun they had!
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.
Eat like an
Italian even at shows in your caravan. Bruno Borriello's explains how he wrote his new cookbook
between classes at shows. Buon appetito!
on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a
postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk around eight miles a day. He's found
that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of
it's healing warmth.
Country Mun Stopper Pad Protectors
Stopper pads can easily be cut or ripped and injuries are a common reason for trips
to the vet. Using these pads can help to avoid the risk of injury and discomfort to
your dog and can save lotsa money in treatment costs.
could be our one week of British summer so let's not forget that dogs
and high temperatures do not always mix. It's about this time every year
that we re-post some of our previous hot weather articles. They just
don't go out of date.
the temperature soars and it feels like Death Valley in the shade, don't forget
that your dog change into something cool and hang around the pool.
Common sense and a few simple steps can save their lives and make hot weather competing worth
Heat Stroke Survival Guide
To know whether or not your dog is suffering from heatstroke - as
opposed to merely heat exposure. it's important to know the signs of heatstroke.
Here are a few suggestions for
keeping your dog cool - from a dogs paddling pool to suntan lotion, cool
coats to water bottles.
Frozen peanut butter yogurt treats
are sure to bring a smile to your dog's face.
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